Patents by Inventor Masamichi Watanabe

Masamichi Watanabe has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190369572
    Abstract: An energy operation system, apparatus, and method capable of stably supplying energy and providing adjustment control based on prediction precision and planning precision for energy supply and demand. An energy operation apparatus includes a demand predictor, planner, evaluator, and solution quality controller. The demand predictor predicts demand and/or a power generation amount of future energy in a management area. The planner prepares a future energy supply plan in the management area based on a prediction. The evaluator evaluates supply and/or demand conditions including at least one of future weather in the management area, energy demand in the management area, a demand density and/or a generation density of future energy in the management area. The solution quality controller controls the quality of at least one of a prediction solution of the demand predictor and the energy supply plan of the planner based on an evaluation result from the evaluator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tohru WATANABE, Isao HAGIYA, Masamichi NAKAMURA, Yu IKEMOTO, Masato UTSUMI, Masashi FUKAYA, Jyunpei OGAWA, Hiroaki OGAWA, Ikuo SHIGEMORI, Hiroshi IIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190352848
    Abstract: A cable includes a sheath, and a coating film covering a circumference of the sheath. The coating film adheres to the sheath. The static friction coefficient of a surface of the coating film is smaller than the static friction coefficient of a surface of the sheath. The adhesion strength between the sheath and the coating film is 0.30 MPa or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Seiichi KASHIMURA, Masamichi KISHI, Takanobu WATANABE, Kimika KUDO, Masashi ARAI
  • Publication number: 20190312295
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electrode which is used as a liquid flow-through device electrode and in which liquid flow-through resistance is reduced and the utilization efficiency of carbon fiber is enhanced. Another object of the present invention is to provide a redox flow battery having excellent charge-discharge performance by use of the electrode which is used for the liquid flow-through device. The present invention provides an electrode for a liquid flow-through device, the electrode essentially consisting of a carbon fiber nonwoven fabric, having a thickness of more than 0.40 mm, and having a through-hole disposed therein, or a non-through-hole disposed on one surface or both surfaces of the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kentaro KAJIWARA, Masamichi UTSUNOMIYA, Fumitaka WATANABE, Yasuaki TANIMURA
  • Publication number: 20190260033
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an electrode which is used for a liquid flow-through device and in which liquid flow-through resistance is reduced and the utilization efficiency of the surface of carbon fiber is enhanced. Another object of the present invention is to provide a redox flow battery having excellent charge-discharge performance by use of the electrode which is used for the liquid flow-through device. The present invention provides an electrode to be used for a liquid flow-through device, the electrode including a plurality of sheets of carbon fiber nonwoven fabric each having irregularities on a surface of the sheet of carbon fiber nonwoven fabric being stacked or each having a through-hole on the carbon fiber sheet being stacked, and having inside of the electrode a plurality of gaps which is formed by recesses of the irregularities or the through-hole and is not opened in a thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kentaro KAJIWARA, Masamichi UTSUNOMIYA, Fumitaka WATANABE, Yasuaki TANIMURA
  • Publication number: 20140231132
    Abstract: A waterstop member of a cable insertion hole of an electronic apparatus made of rubber, provided with a taper shaped inside member which is positioned at the inside of the housing, a hole member which closely contacts the cable insertion hole, and a thick walled outside member which is positioned at the outside of the housing, the cable hole which runs through the inside member, hole member, and outside member and in which the pull-out cable is inserted being provided with a waterstop ring, a thick wall part of the outside member being provided with a circumferential groove which is provided with a diameter which is larger than the cable hole, a bottom surface of the circumferential groove is provided with water drainage holes which communicate with the outside, and the cable hole being designed so that water will not enter the inside of the housing when the cable moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masamichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8543175
    Abstract: To provide a mobile terminal device that can eliminate influence of static electricity upon signal lines of a signal-line flexible board that is placed through a connecting unit that connects two casings to be able to overlie one another. In the mobile terminal device, one of the casings and the other casing are connected through a connecting unit to be able to overlie one another, and a signal-line flexible board that connects circuit boards housed in one of the casings and the other casing, respectively, is placed through the connecting unit. The mobile terminal device includes a pair of frame-grounded flexible boards that are formed wider than the signal-line flexible board to have a conductor pattern frame grounded, and sandwich both outer surfaces of the signal-line flexible board therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hidekatsu Kobayashi, Wataru Murata, Hiroaki Matsuda, Yoshifumi Kajiwara, Masamichi Watanabe, Tatsuhito Araki, Yoshiaki Kato
  • Patent number: 8496361
    Abstract: An illumination unit including: a light source; a light guide-diffuser that guides and diffuses source light from the light source; a selective translucent unit that reflects external light or reduces the transmission of external light, while also transmitting light guided from the light guide-diffuser; and a presentation surface that presents the source light that has been guided from the light guide-diffuser and transmitted through the selective translucent unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masamichi Watanabe, Ryo Hattori, Hidekatsu Kobayashi, Shoh Tsuchiya, Nariyasu Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20130044419
    Abstract: An electronic part is held in a sheet-metal part holder having a U-shaped cross-section. The part holder holds the electronic part between a first face and a second face thereof. A front casing corresponding to the first face and a rear casing corresponding to the second face each have an opening bored such that the first face or the second face is exposed through the opening. This enables the thicknesses of the casings to be reduced to that of the part holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masamichi WATANABE
  • Patent number: 8170630
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device including a first housing, a second housing and a hinge foldably connecting the first housing and the second housing is provided. The mobile terminal device includes a hinge including a hinge mechanism which rotatably connects the first housing and the second housing. The device includes a flexible joint which liquid-tightly connects the first housing and the second housing and liquid-tightly contains the hinge mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kazunori Murayama, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Jiro Takahashi, Atsuko Yamamoto, Masamichi Watanabe, Takehisa Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20110228554
    Abstract: An illumination unit including: a light source; a light guide-diffuser that guides and diffuses source light from the light source; a selective translucent unit that reflects external light or reduces the transmission of external light, while also transmitting light guided from the light guide-diffuser; and a presentation surface that presents the source light that has been guided from the light guide-diffuser and transmitted through the selective translucent unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masamichi WATANABE, Ryo Hattori, Hidekatsu Kobayashi, Shoh Tsuchiya, Nariyasu Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20110057053
    Abstract: An aroma diffuser includes a housing to include an accommodating part that accommodates at least an aromatic chip, and a lid to be attached to the housing detachably and to close the accommodating part. The aromatic chip is provided for the lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidekatsu Kobayashi, Masamichi Watanabe, Ryo Hattori, Shoh Tsuchiya, Nariyasu Hayakawa, Koichi Kasai, Yasuhiro Ite, Satoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7757096
    Abstract: A mobile unit with fingerprint sensor, includes a fingerprint sensor; a circuit board on which a plurality of circuit components are mounted, one of the circuit components processes an output signal output from the fingerprint sensor; a key case on which a plurality of key switches, used as operation keys of the mobile unit, are arranged, the key case being fixed to the circuit board; and a sensor-specific board that is provided separately from the circuit board and includes the fingerprint sensor thereon, and that is detachably attached to the key case and the fingerprint sensor is arranged adjacent to the operation keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Wataru Murata, Hidekatsu Kobayashi, Masamichi Watanabe, Hiroaki Matsuda, Yoshifumi Kajiwara, Tatsuhito Araki, Yoshiaki Kato
  • Patent number: 7623832
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus that provides an electronic apparatus with a wireless communication capability includes a connector connectable to the electronic apparatus, and an antenna section that is movable between a first position that covers said connector, and a second position that exposes said connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masamichi Watanabe, Yasushi Kaeriyama
  • Publication number: 20090233658
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device including a first housing, a second housing and a hinge foldably connecting the first housing and the second housing is provided. The mobile terminal device includes a hinge including a hinge mechanism which rotatably connects the first housing and the second housing. The device includes a flexible joint which liquid-tightly connects the first housing and the second housing and liquid-tightly contains the hinge mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kazunori MURAYAMA, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Jiro Takahashi, Atsuko Yamamoto, Masamichi Watanabe, Takehisa Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20080100262
    Abstract: A battery housing frame includes a first side wall and a second side wall that hold a battery pack from both sides of the battery pack. The second side wall is elastic, and presses the battery pack towards the first side wall by contact pressure between one side of the battery pack housed in the battery housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Norio Ozaki, Takeshi Komuro, Masamichi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kubo
  • Publication number: 20070135188
    Abstract: In a mobile terminal device, a movable-side case is coupled to a fixed-side case by a coupler such that the movable-side case freely overlaps the fixed-side case. The movable-side case houses electronic components including a display; and includes a box-shaped external case that is made of magnesium alloy, having side walls of a height sufficient for housing the electronic components, and including an opening from which the display is exposed, and a panel that is flat, covers a displaying surface of the display, and is fixed to the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masamichi Watanabe, Tatsuhito Araki, Yoshiaki Kato, Hidekatsu Kobayashi, Yoshifumi Kajiwara, Wataru Murata, Hiroaki Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20070067640
    Abstract: A mobile unit with fingerprint sensor, includes a fingerprint sensor; a circuit board on which a plurality of circuit components are mounted, one of the circuit components processes an output signal output from the fingerprint sensor; a key case on which a plurality of key switches, used as operation keys of the mobile unit, are arranged, the key case being fixed to the circuit board; and a sensor-specific board that is provided separately from the circuit board and includes the fingerprint sensor thereon, and that is detachably attached to the key case and the fingerprint sensor is arranged adjacent to the operation keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Wataru Murata, Hidekatsu Kobayashi, Masamichi Watanabe, Hiroaki Matsuda, Yoshifumi Kajiwara, Tatsuhito Araki, Yoshiaki Kato
  • Patent number: 7081063
    Abstract: An internal planetary gear mechanism reduces a load applied to tooth surfaces of an external gear and an internal gear, a sliding portion such as a bearing and the like. By setting the amount of eccentricity ? of an eccentric part to be larger than a theoretical value, a distance between the center of the external gear and the center of the internal gear is increased to allow the reduction of a loss in the bearing and on the tooth surfaces of the gears, and a mesh zone between the internal gear and the external gear can be reduced to decrease a part at a large pressure angle, thereby reducing a loss generated by a large pressure angle. As a result of reduction in the mesh zone between the external gear and the internal gear, rolling contact of the gears is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignees: Denso Corp., Nippon Soken, Inc., ADVICS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Hori, Masamichi Watanabe, Akihiko Takenaka, Takahisa Yokoyama, Takayuki Takeshita, Yuzo Imoto
  • Publication number: 20060079189
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus that provides an electronic apparatus with a wireless communication capability includes a connector connectable to the electronic apparatus, and an antenna section that is movable between a first position that covers said connector, and a second position that exposes said connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masamichi Watanabe, Yasushi Kaeriyama
  • Publication number: 20050059524
    Abstract: An internal planetary gear mechanism reduces a load applied to tooth surfaces of an external gear and an internal gear, a sliding portion such as a bearing and the like. By setting the amount of eccentricity ? of an eccentric part to be larger than a theoretical value, a distance between the center of the external gear and the center of the internal gear is increased to allow the reduction of a loss in the bearing and on the tooth surfaces of the gears, and a mesh zone between the internal gear and the external gear can be reduced to decrease a part at a large pressure angle, thereby reducing a loss generated by a large pressure angle. As a result of reduction in the mesh zone between the external gear and the internal gear, rolling contact of the gears is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Hori, Masamichi Watanabe, Akihiko Takenaka, Takahisa Yokoyama, Takayuki Takeshita, Yuzo Imoto